Coorg Wildlife Society

Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition  of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu. She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Biddappa, who spoke to the duty doctors and…

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Kushalnagar-Madikeri Railway line will kill River Cauvery

Coorg is home to to the one of last of pristine forests of western ghats, rivers and streams and forms the catchment are of River Kaveri Coorg Wildlife Society President K.C. Biddappa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal, and Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi and Union Minister…

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Railway Line and Highways in Coorg: High Court to hear PILs from August 20th

Madikeri: The Karnataka High Court will on Aug.20, hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition against the proposed Railway lines that cuts through Kodagu and the expansion of Highways inside the district. The PIL (WP 17990/2018) was filed on 24.4.2018 by the then President of Coorg Wildlife Society Col. (retd.) C.P. Muthanna, who is also…

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PIL against Railway lines via Kodagu: High Court gives two weeks to Govt. to make its stand clear

Government has to either say Yes or No to the project or it must say that the project is under consideration or underway NOTE: The Railway Ministry’s ‘advice’ to the Kerala government to ‘seek specific approval’ from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to carry out a survey for the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru…

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An Appeal: Support to Save Kodagu from Destruction

The Environment, the Forests, the Landscape and the very future of Kodagu and its people are at stake due to the proposals for two destructive projects of Railways and four Multi-lane National Highways through Kodagu. With the felling of lakhs of trees across Kodagu, the death of River Cauvery will be only a matter of time. In this regard,…

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CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

By K K Aiyamma Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) –  Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone. According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P.Muthanna, asserted that; River…

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PGCIL ‘hand in glove’ with Timber lobby alleges CWS

Addressing a  press conference at Madikeri on Monday  Col (retd). C.P Muthanna , President of Coorg Wild Life society (CWS) came down heavily on  the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., (PGCIL) alleging that PGCIL has been placing advertisements in various news papers regarding the 400 KV Power line through Kodagu, with malafide intent. Col.…

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Mahseer Conservation on the River Cauvery

Image: Sabrina with her Mahseer Catch [divider top=”no”] By: Sabrina Duelken, with inputs from C.P. Aiyappa Our rafting guide commented that there are no animals living in the water of this rafting area, however different species of animals can be seen in other parts of the river, such as the Masheer fish further upstream. The…

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Govt wants to allot 25,000 Acres at Madikeri to Investors & MUDA wants to expand Madikeri

Picture from the outskirts of Madikeri Town. Madikeri Town is a mere 17 Sq Km. Image by: Julijan Ny?a Amidst calls by the Cauvery Family (a group of farmer leaders from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu formed to resolve the Cauvery tangle) to cancel the investors meet , yesterday the Coorg Investors Meet was held at Madikeri.…

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Govt to Center & UNESCO: Development in Western Ghats will take precedence over Conservation

This monkey does not like it. Lion Tailed Macaque is one of endangered species found in Western Ghats. Image:By Kalyanvarma via Wikimedia Commons The State Govt has decided to reject the proposal of UNESCO to allow certain contagious areas in Western Ghats to be nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site.  The state govt is going…

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